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1 Playbox Annual 1955: A Picture and Story Book for Boys and Girls - 47th Year
The Amalgamated Press Farringdon Street, London 1955 Hardcover Good No Jacket Book 4to - over 9 - 12" tall 
Pictorial paper-covered boards and green cloth spine. Some marks to the rear board and the boards are rubbed at the edges. Previous owner's name and address in pencil in the book belongs to box. Some foxing to endpapers. Some lightly grubby handling marks to a few pages / page margins and a few short tears to page margins. Puzzles completed lightly in pencil. pp. 96. A good copy overall. 105914 
Price: 5.00 GBP

 
16 Thumbelina
Andersen, Hans Christian ; illustrated by Lin Utzon ; translated from the original Danish text by Jean Hersholt Scandinavia Publishing House Denmark 2005 8772478616 / 9788772478616 Hardcover Fine Very Good Book Folio - over 12 - 15" tall 
A coffee table art book by acclaimed Danish artist Lin Utzon. Die cut patterns on top of illustrations, inspired by Hans Christian Andersens original die cuts. A second-hand book in excellent condition throughout. No names, inscriptions or other marks. The DJ is supplied by us in a loose protective archival film sleeve to prolong the life of the jacket. (This does not adhere to the book or jacket in any way and is fully removable if preferred). A HEAVY book - a postage surcharge will apply to delivery destinations outside the UK as this book costs more to send than our standard postage rate will cover. NO additional charges for sending within the UK. 302296 
Price: 18.00 GBP

 
 
2 The Fancy Dress Bell
Sandle's | A Sandle Book London 1973 Soft cover Very Good Book 32mo - over 4 - 5" tall 
A little young children's book, 16pp including title page. 11.7 x 10.2cm. Pictorial card cover. Rubbed at the spine edges and corners. A slight flattened crease to the front cover. Stapled binding, the staples have rusted. Small rust marks around the staples in the centrefold. The pages are otherwise nice and clean. A sweet little 1970s children's book. 304988 
Price: 4.00 GBP

 
17 The Emperor's New Clothes
Andersen, Hans Christian ; illustrated by Michael Adams The Unicorn Publishing House New Jersey 1990 0881011061 / 9780881011067 Hardcover Near Fine Book Folio - over 12 - 15" tall 
Laminated pictorial boards. Second impression. In really nice, near fine condition. Clean, tight and unmarked. Just a few very light handling creases to a few pages. Slim unpaginated children's picture book, text on one side, full page illustrations on the other. 306413 
Price: 5.00 GBP

 
 
3 The Moving Spirit: How the Motor Car Grew Up
Motor Racing Publications Ltd Fitzroy Square, London 1955 First Edition Hardcover Good No Jacket Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Delightful 1950s picture book. From the film, The Moving Spirit. There are some marks and slight bowing to the boards. Previous owner has written their name on the front pastedown - R. Parker-Bowles. Price clipped title page. Some foxing to the endpapers. Other pages are all clean and free from handling marks or creasing. Painting competition page at the back of the book is also clean and unmarked. 305435 
Price: 6.00 GBP

 
18 The Snow Queen: A Tale in Seven Stories
Andersen, Hans Christian ; illustrated by Yana Sedova ; retold by Anthea Bell Michael Neugebauer 2014 988824020X / 9789888240203 First Edition Hard Cover New New 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
New hardback, in excellent fine condition. First impression. Pictorial boards with matching dust jacket. RRP 14.99. Slim unpaginated book. See Hans Christian Andersen's superb fairy tale brought to life as you've never seen it before. A beautifully illustrated version of this classic tale. The dust jacket is supplied by us in a loose protective clear archival film sleeve. This does not adhere to the book or jacket in any way and it protects the jacket against wear. 058041 
Price: 11.99 GBP

 
 
4 Toys (New Colour Photo Books No. S1)
E. J. Arnold & Son Limited Leeds 1963 Soft cover Very Good Book 12mo - over 6 - 7" tall 
Slim stapled booklet format, limp covers. Very scarce little booklet. Similar in style to a ladybird book but shorter; fewer pages. Educational series for very young children. This book features a picture of a toy on each page with the name underneath printed in clear lowercase text. Printed on-sided to prevent distraction, so when you turn the page you only see one image. 11 toys are featured - tricycle, roundabout, golliwog, Noah's ark, doll's house, pedal car, wigwam, doll and tea-set, jig-saw puzzle, cooking set, puppets. In very good, clean condition. No names or inscriptions. 17.5 x 15cm. 106619 
Price: 10.00 GBP

 
19 My Book of Thumbelina
Andersen, Hans Christian ; retold by Jane Carruth and with pictures by Giovetti Odhams Books Middlesex 1965 Hard Cover Good Folio - over 12" - 15" tall Giovetti 
Laminated pictorial boards. A gift inscription written on the title page. The inscription has been partially obscured by white correction fluid / tippex. The pages are slightly darkened / tanned at the edges. Otherwise nice clean condition. Slim unpaginated children's picture book. 049665 
Price: 8.00 GBP

 
 
5 The Tale of the Wombat (SRA Australian Legend Series)
Adams, L. & G. ; illustrated by Chris Riordan ; literature consultant Maurice Saxby SRA | Science Research Associates Pty Ltd 1979 0574281878 / 9780574281876 Hardcover Very Good No Jacket Book 4to - over 9 - 12" tall 
Laminated pictorial boards. Light bump to one top corner and light bruising to spine ends. In very good, clean condition. No previous owner's names, inscriptions or other marks. No creasing to pages. Binding firm. Unpaginated slim children's picture book. 306408 
Price: 7.00 GBP

 
20 The Little Mermaid [Mini edition in card slipcase]
Andersen, Hans Christian ; with pictures by Lisbeth Zwerger ; translated and retold by Anthea Bell Michael Neugebauer Publishing Ltd 2010 9881915236 / 9789881915238 Hardcover Fine Slipcase Near Fine Book 12mo - over 6 - 7" tall 
Excellent fine condition copy, as new, in a very near fine thin card slipcase. Lovely edition of this classic fairy tale. 103118 
Price: 7.50 GBP

 
 
6 The Adventures of Egg Box Dragon
Adams, Richard ; illustrated by Alex T. Smith Hodder Children's Books London 2017 1444938401 / 9781444938401 First Edition Hardcover New No Jacket Book 4to - over 9 - 12" tall Smith, Alex T. 
Hardback, no dust jacket as published. Brand new, in excellent fine condition. RRP 12.99. First impression. A charming fun story about a friendly green dragon with magical powers. No morals to this story; just fun. Emma is delighted when her home-made dragon magically comes to life! He is good at roaring. He is GREAT at breathing fire. And best of all, he is excellent at finding Lost Treasures. So when the Queen loses a diamond from her crown, there's only one dragon to call! Slim and unpaginated. A must-have for all fans of green dragons. 307810 
Price: 12.99 GBP

 
21 Tim All Alone
Ardizzone, Edward Frances Lincoln Children's Books London 2006 1845075463 / 9781845075460 Hardcover Near Fine Near Fine Book 4to - over 9 - 12" tall 
Hardback, with dust jacket. Pictorial boards with matching jacket. In excellent, near fine condition; just a few very light little bruises to the edges of the boards and jacket. Clean, tight, unmarked and appears barely read. Slim unpaginated children's picture book. The dust jacket is supplied by us in a loose protective clear archival film sleeve. This does not adhere to the book or jacket in any way and it protects the jacket against wear. The 6th in Ardizzone's wonderful Little Tim series. Tim arrives home after a long holiday to find his parents have vanished. He is determined to search the whole wide world, if necessary, to find them... Many people offer to help Tim, but sometimes their help is the last thing he needs! First published in 1957; this is a 2006 reissue. 307235 
Price: 10.00 GBP

 
 
7 Camberwick Green Nursery Rhymes No 3
Adby, Pete (illustrated by) Dean & Son, Ltd London 1969 0603015166 / 9780603015168 Hardcover Good No Jacket Book 4to - over 9 - 12" tall 
Glazed pictorial boards. A very nice clean copy of this scarce Camberwick Green book. Pages all clean, though browned at the edges. The sewn binding is in really good condition. The only two flaws are that Paddy Murphy's eyes on the front pastedown illustration have been coloured in and the rear pastedown illustration has been torn, with about an inch missing from the bottom of the picture. Considering that it is usually the binding that becomes weak with these picture books I would still classify it as a near VG copy. Published around the same time as Chigley was first aired on TV (Camberwick Green was first shown in 1966). Unpaginated. Slim children's picture book. 102045 
Price: 15.00 GBP

 
22 Tim and Charlotte
Ardizzone, Edward Scholastic Press London 2000 0439010373 / 9780439010375 Hardcover Near Fine Near Fine Book 4to - over 9 - 12" tall 
Hardback, with dust jacket. Pictorial boards with matching dust jacket. In excellent, near fine condition; just one small flattened crease to the rear dust jacket flap. Clean, tight and unmarked; appears barely read. Slim unpaginated children's picture book. The dust jacket is supplied by us in a loose protective clear archival film sleeve. This does not adhere to the book or jacket in any way and it protects the jacket against wear. Charlotte lives in a big house with lots of toys. You'd think that would make her happy, but it doesn't. She wants to play with some real friends and you can't have better friends than Tim and Ginger when they're bound for adventure - and trouble! First published in 1952; this is a first impression of the Scholastic 2000 reissue. 106065 
Price: 10.00 GBP

 
 
8 The Fables of Aesop and La Fontaine
Aesop; Retold By Shirley Goulden ; illustrated by Cremonini W. H. Allen London 1961 Hard Cover Good No Jacket 4to - 10.25" Tall 
28pp. Picture book. White pictorial boards are greyed / dsiscoloured, particularly at the edges. Boards have bowed. Interior VG, clean. No previous owner's names, inscriptions or other marks. Pages browning. 047599 
Price: 11.00 GBP

 
23 Tim in Danger
Ardizzone, Edward Scholastic Press London 2000 0439010403 / 9780439010405 Hardcover Near Fine Near Fine Book 4to - over 9 - 12" tall 
Hardback, with dust jacket. Pictorial boards with matching dust jacket. In excellent, near fine condition. Clean, tight and unmarked; appears barely read. Slim unpaginated children's picture book. The dust jacket is supplied by us in a loose protective clear archival film sleeve. This does not adhere to the book or jacket in any way and it protects the jacket against wear. The 5th title in Ardizzone's wonderful Little Tim series. Ginger is fed up with life on dry land. One morning Charlotte and Tim wake up to find a note which says he has run away. They set off to find him, but a terrible sea fog surrounds their ship with disastrous results! First published in 1953; this is a first impression of the Scholastic 2000 reissue. 106066 
Price: 10.00 GBP

 
 
9 Mrs Lather's Laundry [A Happy Families story]
Ahlberg, Allan ; Amstutz, Andre Puffin Books 2016 0141374780 / 9780141374789 Soft cover New Book 4to - over 9 - 12" tall 
New paperback. RRP 6.99. 27.5cm. Slim unpaginated children's picture book. 306422 
Price: 6.29 GBP

 
24 Tim to the Rescue
Ardizzone, Edward Frances Lincoln Children's Books 2015 1847806309 / 9781847806307 Hardcover New No Jacket Book 4to - over 9 - 12" tall 
New hardback. No dust jacket, as published. RRP 12.99. Bored with his schoolwork, Tim is longing to be at sea again when who should appear but his old friend, Captain FcFee! On board ship, Tim befriends Ginger, the first ship's boy. When mischievous Ginger gets into trouble, Tim must use all of his resourcefulness to come to the rescue. 306862 
Price: 11.69 GBP

 
 
10 Mrs Vole the Vet [A Happy Families story]
Ahlberg, Allan ; Chichester Clark, Emma Puffin Books 2016 0141374837 / 9780141374833 Soft cover New Book 4to - over 9 - 12" tall 
New paperback. RRP 6.99. 27.5cm. Slim unpaginated children's picture book. 306424 
Price: 6.29 GBP

 
25 Bunnikin - Brighteyes The Indian
Aris, Ernest (written and illustrated by) Gale & Polden Ltd [1916] London 1916 First Edition Soft cover Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Pictorial-paper-covered boards. Flexible boards. Date of publication not stated, but is 1916. Stapled binding - 2 staples in the spine. The staples have rusted, with corresponding rust marks around the outsides of the staples and the centre pages are slightly loosening. Some foxing and occasional thumbing marks to the pages. Some pages and illustrations have a c. half centimeter pale water-type mark to the bottom edge. The colour illustrations are otherwise in nice clean condition. A gift inscription inside the front cover reads, 'Joyce, with best love from Daddy, Xmas 1917'. No other writing inside. The boards are generally rubbed and creased. Overall, a fairly good example of this charming and scarce Ernest Aris title. 302793 
Price: 50.00 GBP

 
 
11 Mr Tick the Teacher [A Happy Families story]
Ahlberg, Allan ; Jaques, Faith Puffin Books 2016 014137487X / 9780141374871 Soft cover New Book 4to - over 9 - 12" tall 
New paperback. RRP 6.99. 27.5cm. Slim unpaginated children's picture book. 306423 
Price: 6.29 GBP

 
26 The Picture of Cricket [King Penguin 73]
Arlott, John Penguin Books | King Penguin 1955 First Edition Hardcover Very Good Very Good Book 12mo - over 6 - 7" tall 
Hardback with dust jacket. First edition. Printed pictorial boards with matching dust jacket. The binding is nice and firm. Boards are clean. A few minor foxing spots to the dust jacket. Some foxing to endpapers and pastedowns, and lightly to pages. No previous owner's names or inscriptions. The dust jacket is a little rubbed at the head of the spine and has a couple of short nicks to the edges. Front flap not price clipped. pp. 32, plates. 106763 
Price: 8.00 GBP

 
 
12 Sooty and Sam
Aitchen, Robert (written and illustrated by) Blackie & Son Ltd [c.1951] 1951 Hardcover Good No Jacket Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Pictorial boards with a blue cloth spine. The cloth of the spine is faded in places. The boards are bowed slightly and rubbed at all corners. Some light marks to the rear board. There is a grubby mark on the bottom margin of page 5. The pages are otherwise clean. The full page illustration pages are lovely. No names, inscriptions or other writing inside. 32 pages. An illustrated story for young children - the adventures of two spaniels, Sooty and Sam. 303663 
Price: 30.00 GBP

 
27 Lucie Attwell's More About the Boo-Boos
Attwell, Mabel Lucie (cover, illustrations and story by) Dean & Son Ltd London 1970 0603005586 / 9780603005589 Hardcover Very Good No Jacket Book 12mo - over 6 - 7" tall 
Small, slim illustrated Christmas story for young children. Pictorial orange boards; a few light surface rubs. Stapled binding. A VERY GOOD clean example of this children's book, by the well-loved illustrator Mabel Lucie Attwell. There is a small tear to the very top edge of the last page next to the spine - a binding flaw where the binder's glue has attached the edge of the page to the rear pastedown, next to the spine only. Contains the story 'The Boo-Boos and Father Christmas'. Unpaginated, but 21pp, including title pg. No previous owner's names, inscriptions or other marks. 18.5cm. 101678 
Price: 35.00 GBP

 
 
13 The Ship's Cat
Aldridge, Alan ; Adams, Richard Jonathan Cape London 1977 0224014412 / 9780224014410 First Edition Hardcover Very Good No Jacket Book 4to - over 9 - 12" tall 
Hardback, no dust jacket as published. Laminated pictorial boards. A nice, clean copy. No marks, names or inscriptions. Pages ever so slightly darkened / toned at the edges. First edition. Beautifully illustrated. Slim unpaginated picture book. 106620 
Price: 10.00 GBP

 
28 A Ladybird Book - Vehicles: A Vintage Gift Edition
Ayton, Robert; Berry, John; Carey, David; et al. (illustrated by) Ladybird Books | Penguin London 2017 0241301149 / 9780241301142 First Thus Hardcover New New Book 4to - over 9 - 12" tall 
New hardback with dust jacket, in excellent fine condition. First impression. Help young children learn the names of all the key things that go with this beautiful gift book, featuring iconic original Ladybird artwork from the 1950s and 60s and in the classic Ladybird format with one clear word on the left page, and image on the right. Taken from favourite vintage Ladybird books such as The Story of Flight, Underwater Exploration and Merchant Ships, each of the stunningly detailed 26 pictures will delight adults and children alike. Vehicles featured include car, train, aeroplane, ship, submarine, rocket and lorry. Slim unpaginated children's picture book. The dust jacket is supplied by us in a loose protective clear archival film sleeve. This does not adhere to the book or jacket in any way and it protects the jacket against wear. 306771 
Price: 11.69 GBP

 
 
14 On a Magical Do-Nothing Day
Alemagna, Beatrice ; translated from the French by Jill Davis Thames and Hudson London 2017 0500651329 / 9780500651322 First UK Edition Hardcover New No Jacket Book 
New hardback. Brand new. RRP 12.95. Slim unpaginated picture book. WINNER of the 2018 4-11 Picture Book Awards (fiction 4-7 Category). One of the New York Times Best Illustrated Children's Books of 2017. 308198 
Price: 11.95 GBP

 
29 One Day on our Blue Planet: in the Savannah
Bailey, Ella Flying Eye Books Great Eastern Street, London 2015 1909263567 / 9781909263567 First Edition Hardcover New No Jacket Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Pictorial boards. No dust jacket, as published. First printing. New hardback. RRP. 11.99. Beautiful children's picture book about the lions and other animals of the african savannah. 304460 
Price: 10.19 GBP

 
 
15 Pictures in Colour of Oxford, with its University and Colleges. Containing 50 beautifully coloured pictures of the city, surroundings and University of Oxford.
Alfred Savage Alfred Savage | Messrs Jarrold & Sons Limited [c.1905] 1905 First Edition Hardcover Very Good No Jacket Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Hardback. n.d. Date of publication not stated but c. 1905. Blue and grey cloth with pictorial onlay and gilt lettering. A book of 50 picture postcard-style coloured pictures of the area, each with a descriptive paragraph underneath. A gift inscription written on the f.e.p., dated 1906. In very good condition. Some light foxing. Unpaginated. 21cm. 103743 
Price: 10.00 GBP

 
30 One Naughty Boy
Baker, Alan Andre Deutsch London 1989 0233980938 / 9780233980935 First Edition Hardcover Very Good No Jacket Book 12mo - over 6 - 7" tall 
Glossy laminated hardback. Nice clean condition. No names, inscriptions or other marks. Picture book story. 100920 
Price: 5.00 GBP

 
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